List of Accredited Online Degrees

Higher education institutions offer students the opportunity to earn a valuable degree in the multi-level concentration of Nursing. The core curriculums of students pursuing the nursing profession can be taken within three types of degrees. Nursing is a challenging and rewarding profession that consistently builds on previous knowledge and coursework with required continuing education courses, even after the degree has been awarded. The Registered Nurse (RN), the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) are the primary degree levels. Within each degree, a student can specialize in a particular subject of study or obtain a general education.

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse, who has graduated from a nursing program at a higher learning institution or a college or university. A RN is required to pass a national licensing exam, in addition to completing at least an Associates level of education. The primary function of an RN is to aid individuals, families, and groups to sustain optimum health, prevent disease and inform the public. Registered Nurses are limited in the amount of care legally allowed to be administered. They can provide for the sick and injured in hospitals or other health care facilities, physicians' offices, private companies, schools, and public health agencies. Many nurses become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) prior to earning the advanced RN degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is traditionally a four-year academic degree in studying the core science and principles of nursing. Only accredited university, colleges and schools have the authority to grant a BSN degree, because of the strict national standards applied to the curriculum. The BSN prepares nurses for advanced professional role, surpassing bedside care, with coursework in nursing science, research, leadership, and informatics. A Bachelor’s degree creates opportunities for graduates to enter important career advancements and earn higher salaries. The higher degree also qualifies graduates for positions in administrative, research, consulting and teaching of basic nursing knowledge.

Graduate students continuing their education by earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) may use the postgraduate education as the foundation for entry-level educator and manager positions. The advanced degree may also be used as a prerequisite for doctorate-level nursing education. Graduate nurses with an MSN degree satisfy the minimum requirements needs to become a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, or nurse midwife.

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Registered nurses (RNs) with a master’s degree in nursing could prepare to advance their careers by enrolling in the School of Nursing’s graduate-level Adult Nurse Practitioner Certifi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Registered nurses (RNs) with a master’s degree in nursing could prepare to advance their careers by enrolling in the School of Nursing’s graduate-level Family Nurse Practitioner Certif...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Executive Leader Graduate Certificate

Do you want to pursue a more responsible, rewarding position in health care? Consider earning your Executive Leader Graduate Certificate online at Kaplan University. The Executive Leader Graduate ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate

Sharing knowledge—general or specialized—with nursing students or as a hospital educator could be a rewarding and challenging career option for many nursing professionals. If you have ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    45
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate

Post University offers a Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate that is well suited for students interested in applying their legal knowledge within the healthcare field. Students will gain in-depth k...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Administration

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Education

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Education Specialist in Nursing Education

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    11
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Nurse Educator Certificate

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
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Nursing Administration Certificate

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Nursing Informatics Certificate

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education & Staff Development

Colorado Christian University offers two graduate certificates for RNs with a BSN degree (or higher) to help them update and enhance specific competencies. These theory and clinical practice cert...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Undenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Per semester credit

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana offers a Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner to interested students. The certificate is requires completion of 27 credit hours. ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    27
  • Credit Type:

Post Masters Nursing Education

Kent State University offers an online Post Masters Nursing Certificate program.  The program is designed for inpiduals already holding a Masters in Nursing degree.  The advanced certifi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:

Certificate in Cardiovascular Nursing

Earn your degree in Certificate in Cardiovascular Nursing from Loyola University Chicago ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic Church in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner Track)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner Track). This Certificate is for individuals who are li...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    19
  • Credit Type:

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Graduate Certificate

Students who enroll at Michigan State University to earn a Clinical Nurse Specialist Graduate Certificate will learn how to meet adult care needs by gaining theoretical and clinical content throug...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    26
  • Credit Type:

Post-Masters Certificate Program for Family Nurse Practitioner

Midwestern State University’s Post-Masters Certificate program for Family Nurse Practitioner is a program aimed at students who are master prepared who wish to specialize in the Family Healt...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Earn your degree in Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Post-Masters Nurse Educator Certificate Program

Earn your degree in Post-Master's Nurse Educator Certificate Program from Missouri State University...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate - Forensic Nursing

The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing offered by Monmouth University is a program of study that aims to help nurses gain needed skills and knowledge needed to advance their careers and prof...

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    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
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Certificate in Post Master Family Nurse Practitioner

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  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    38
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

Oakland University offers a Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate which provides nurses with advanced professional training.  The Post-Master’s has two options: Adult/Gerontological ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Nursing Informatics (Undergraduate Certificate)

Nursing Informatics (Undergraduate Certificate) Coming Soon......

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:

Sexual Assault/Forensic Nurse Examiner Training Program

Quinnipiac University offers a Sexual Assault and Forensic Nurse Examiner Training program for nurses who wish to enhance their credentials by studying and training to investigate incidents of sex...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

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